Pete Correll, Chairman
Pete is Chairman of Atlanta Equity, a private equity firm that he co-founded with two partners to support the growth and development of entrepreneurial businesses. He earlier served as chairman and chief executive officer of Atlanta based Georgia-Pacific Corporation from 1993 – 2006. He joined the company in 1988 as senior vice president (pulp and printing paper) and was promoted to executive vice president the following year. He was elected president and chief operating officer in 1991. Prior to joining Georgia-Pacific, Pete served in executive management positions with Mead Corp. for 11 years. He began his career with Westvaco and worked for 10 years in management roles with Weyerhaeuser Company.
A native of Brunswick, Georgia, Pete holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia and master’s degrees in pulp and paper technology and chemical engineering from the University of Maine. He serves as an outside director on the board of SunTrust Banks, Inc. and the Georgia Aquarium, in addition to being Chairman of the Board of Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation.
Pete has been active in his community for years, having served as Chairman of the Metro Chamber of Commerce, Central Atlanta Progress, the Atlanta Committee for Progress, the Atlanta Action Forum, the Commerce Club and the Atlanta Council of the Boy Scouts of America. His leadership has been recognized by many organizations including the King Center Salute to Greatness Award (1999), the Brotherhood Award by the Council of Christians and Jews, and Business Hall of Fame by Georgia State University.
Ken brings extensive domestic and international security industry experience to the Vidsys Board of Directors. He currently is the Managing Director of KLB Associates LLC, a consulting firm providing strategic management services for the security industry. Prior to this position, he served as President and CEO of GE Security, Inc., a global company focused on communication technologies and information services for security, safety and lifestyle enhancement needs of consumers, businesses and governments. Prior to that, Ken served as president, CEO and director at Interlogix, Inc., a NASDAQ listed company until it was acquired by General Electric Company to form GE Security in 2002. He also served as president and CEO of the predecessor company SLC Technologies, Inc., a technology and manufacturing leader in the electronic security industry that merged with ITI Technologies, Inc. to form Interlogix, Inc. in 2000. In addition, he has held numerous senior executive positions at companies including Colotran, Inc. and American Can Company.
Ken has previously served as a director for the Security Industry Association and is on the Boards of several technology companies in the security and safety industry including VideoIQ Inc., GVI Security Inc., and Ahura Scientific, Inc. until it’s acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2010. He also sits on the Board of Coaxis, Inc. a software company serving the construction industry. In 2006, he was inducted into the SSI (Security Sales & Integration) Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement award that recognizes those individuals whose distinguished careers have helped shape the electronic security industry.
James Chong, founder and CEO, provided the core strategic vision for launching Vidsys and its transformational Converged Security Information Management (CSIM) software platform. James is a world-class security software and systems integration technology expert, entrepreneur and innovator. His vision for developing a highly-specialized product-driven business with focus on specific vertical market segments led to the development of several industry-leading software applications.
James manages the Vidsys product roadmap and incubates strategies for emerging technology applications, with a focus on converged security initiatives and strategic technology partnerships. A frequent author and speaker, he routinely contributes to professional publications and industry organizations globally, focusing on CSIM, physical security technologies, command center design and operations, Intelligent Transportation Systems, video surveillance and related topics.
Prior to Vidsys, James served more than ten years in executive positions with Dynamic Technology Systems, Inc. (DTS), leading successful implementations of integrated voice, video, and data communications solutions and building out some of the most sophisticated operations centers for both government and large enterprise clients. James is a recipient of International Data Group’s “InfoWorld Top CTO 25 Award” where he was recognized for his business management leadership and converged security technology innovation.
He holds B.S. degrees in two engineering disciplines from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech), along with double minors in Mathematics and Engineering Science & Mechanics (ESM).
Terry is CEO and President of the JVax Investment Group, LLC, which is a private investment partnership. In addition to his board membership of Vidsys, he is Chairman of the Board of Azul Systems Inc. and Vice-Chairman of the Board of the USAFA Endowment. Prior to the formation of JVax IG, LLC, he was a Lockheed Martin Corporate Vice President and President, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems. This was a $1B systems integration company within Lockheed Martin that is responsible for contracts and proposals relating to information superiority, network centric warfare, command and control, and combat support. Mr. Drabant holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and is also a Distinguished Graduate of the Department of Defense Management School Program Management Course, a graduate of the UCLA Modern Engineering Program and Fellow of the MIT Seminar XXI (Foreign Policies and the National Interest). He is a member of the U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, the Air Force Association, the U.S. Space Foundation, and the University of Maryland College of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics Board of Visitors.
Chip is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners whose investment interests and experience broadly cover companies and technologies in the information technology sector. Before joining the firm in May 2002, Chip was a General Partner with Greylock Partners, a leading venture capital firm he joined in 1994. While at Greylock, Chip led or participated in numerous successful investments in the enterprise information technology field including Narrative Communications (acquired by @Home), Idiom Technologies (acquired by SDL), iPhrase Technologies (acquired by IBM), IBA (acquired by ServiceSoft/Kana), Storage Networks (IPO), Totality (acquired by MCI) and the Vincam Group (IPO in 1996, acquired by ADP). Prior to Greylock, he was with Company Assistance Limited, an investment and consulting firm in Warsaw Poland; and Bain and Company, an international management consulting firm.
Chip received a BA with honors from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and a Ford Scholar.
Marc R. Lederman
Mr. Lederman is a General Partner of NewSpring Growth and a Partner of NewSpring Capital. He has an extensive background in finance, consulting and accounting. Prior to joining NewSpring Capital, he was a Manager in the Business Assurance and Advisory Services Group of Deloitte & Touche. During his tenure at Deloitte & Touche, he led various projects within the financial services and healthcare industries, including mergers and acquisitions engagements, consulting projects and financial statement audits. He currently serves on the boards of CorrectNet, LiquidHub, The FeedRoom, RealTIME, Exegy and Raritan Inc. Mr. Lederman previously served on the board of directors of InnaPhase until its sale to Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE: TMO) in September 2004. Mr. Lederman is an active member of the region’s venture capital community. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), the Steering Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) Conference, and is a national judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. He is also an active panelist and supporter of the regional universities’ entrepreneurial programs. Mr. Lederman was selected as one of the Philadelphia region’s “40 Under 40” young business leaders in 2005 and in 2001 received PhillyTech Magazine’s “30 Under 30” award. He received a B.S. in Accountancy, cum laude, from Villanova University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Mr. Lederman is a Certified Public Accountant.
Andrew has over 35 years in the Intelligence and Security Community. With a strong focus on technology and reengineering to accomplish work efficiencies while increasing mission effectiveness, he has managed both defensive and positive operations activities with concentration on protecting assets in the overseas environment. Andrew spent the last four years as Vice President of Global Security and Director of Special Projects at Goldman Sachs where he provided facility physical and technical security design including the new $2.1 billion Goldman Sachs headquarters building in NYC; data centers in the US, Hong Kong, India and UK; and site selection and risk assessments for facilities, worldwide. He was liaison to the World Trade Center Master Security Plan design committee and Goldman representative to the NYPD Lower Manhattan Security Initiative. He led efforts in selecting and testing curtain walls for blast resistance and is currently the private industry representative to the DOD/TSWG/Blast Effects Working Group. Andrew retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 2002. His final assignment was as Associate Director of the DCI/Center for Security Evaluation where he managed the DCI’s physical, technical and counterintelligence security oversight of diplomatic construction, worldwide – to include the US embassies in Moscow and Beijing.